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TOMCHI - I winners are awarded

07.02.2019 — Press release Uzbekistan
On February 7, 2019, prizes were awarded to the winners of the first “TOMCHI” mobile application (MA) contest, conducted as part of the campaign to raise awareness of water saving technologies among the public.

Regional Training Centre is opened


23.05.2018 — Press release Uzbekistan
On 23 May, 2018, H.E. Mr. Olivier Chave, the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Uzbekistan, visited Samarkand and participated in the opening of the Regional Training Centre

Tashkent is connected to the Seedstars World

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20.05.2018 — Press release Uzbekistan
On 18 May, 2018, the best startups from Uzbekistan competed to participate in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment.

Tourism development in Uzbekistan

06.03.2018 — Press release Uzbekistan
The meeting at the State Committee for Tourism Development of Uzbekistan with Mr. Peter Blaser, a famous Swiss hot air balloon pilot, took place on March 1.

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

05.03.2018 — Local news Uzbekistan
The Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan organized a two days technical training on March 5-6, 2018 on sanitation for government and donor institutions, as well as representatives of the private sector and the civil society.

The Information Resource Centre is launched

22.01.2018 — Local news Uzbekistan
The Information Resource Centre (IRC) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources was launched on January 22, 2018 by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Olivier Chave, and the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, H. E. Mr. Shavkat Khamraev.

Olivier Chave: Regional countries in Central Asia will encounter losses of approximately USD 4.5 bn per year, if they don’t cooperate

16.01.2018 — Local news Uzbekistan
One of the most painful issues for the Central Asian countries is joint use of water resources with the benefit for all countries of the region. For a long time resolution of water issues in the Central Asian region had stalled but it appears that some progress became evident in 2017. International organizations are actively involved in the search for solutions and provision of assistance.

What "Blue Peace" is?

09.01.2018 — Article Uzbekistan

June of the outgoing year was marked by the launch of a Swiss initiative that sets a new course for cross-border water cooperation in the region: The Blue Peace Central Asia initiative. It has been launched on the margins of the World Expo in Astana with participation of high level decisions makers.

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Uzbek-Swiss Bilateral Agreement on Skills Development Project is signed

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During the VII session of the Uzbek-Swiss intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation, which took place on June 29, 2015 in Bern, the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of Switzerland signed the Agreement on Skills Development Project – Phase IV of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The new Phase of the Skills Development Project (SDP) in Uzbekistan contributes to the improvement and further development of the Vocational education and Training system by strengthening linkages between the training offer and the demand of the labour market and the coordination among involved Ministries and agencies.

The previous three Phases of the Skills Development Project, which lasted from 2004 until February 2015, were acting at college level in automation and water related professions. The activity was focused on the development of cooperation between colleges and enterprises to create more job opportunities for students. In addition, it built the capacities of colleges’ management and teachers/masters.

The project involved 11 vocational colleges in rural areas of Andijan, Namangan, Fergana and Tashkent provinces.  It developed occupational standards responding to the requirements of current water management needs.

The new Phase will involve 4 colleges in Syrdarya and Samarkand regions and develop curricula for 2 new professions in water supply. It will also continue to provide trainings for unemployed in accordance to revised programs, so that they will have better chances to get employed.  All these opportunities are valid particularly for women, since they benefit for a special support also within this Phase of the Project.